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Elayne Ogbeta

Hold On To Your Dream

I have learnt
To plant a dream
To plant a dream
And watch it grow

To nurture it
With rays of joy
And nurture it
With rains of woe

Bring forth a dream
With perseverance
To bring it forth
With patience, slow

To hold a dream
Not let it slip
To hold it firm
But let it flow

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Pickney Red

Once lived a little black gal
And in de town dem said
Dat she wore a bright red cloak
So dem call her ‘Pickney Red.'

‘To grandma yu must gwan'
Her mudder sweetly said.
‘And tek dis wicker basket
Mi dear, dear, Pickney Red.'

So off she skipped quite happily
Without nu fear nor dread
Tru' de dark, dark woods
De basket nuff, nuff spread.

But poor Red never realized
Dat way up on ahead,
Lived a nasty, dutty wolf
And him name was Mr Fred.

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